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Abelia x grandiflora 'Variegata' (Abelia)

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Plant description

abelia x grandiflora abelia variegata 2

abelia x grandiflora abelia variegata 1

Abelia x grandiflora 'Variegata' is a delightful variety of the hardy old favourite Abelia. It has green leaves with broad white edges, and the new growth is pink under the right conditions, making it a colourful garden addition year round. It naturally grows with a rounded habit and has masses of small white flowers in spring, summer and autumn which are butterfly attracting. It grows to around a metre high and wide, making it a good informal hedging plant. It can also be trimmed to shape for a more formal look. Grow in full sun to part shade, and is best in well drained soil. Feed in spring with a handful of complete fertiliser.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1.2 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: All purpose fertiliser.

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